Tina Charles finished with 17 points and 14 rebounds, breaking the WNBA's rookie single-season record for double-doubles, and the Connecticut Sun kept their playoff hopes alive Sunday with a 76-67 victory over the Washington Mystics, the team their chasing in the Eastern Conference standings.
Charles broke a tie with Candace Parker (2008) and Yolanda Griffith (1999) with her 18th double-double, and now is one shy of the overall league record of 19, held by Natalie Williams (Utah, 2000). Charles also had eight blocks, the second most in a single game in franchise history, to help the Sun snap a four-game losing streak.
Asjha Jones added 17 points for Connecticut (14-14), which plays the Mystics (16-12) on Tuesday in Washington in another crucial game. The Sun trail the Mystics by two games with six to play for the final playoff spot in the East.